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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 290L (What's this?)
  • Series: Curious George
  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; Reissue edition (September 22, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0618346872
  • ISBN-13: 978-0618346875
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,436 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Hans Augusto Rey was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1898. As a child, he spent much of his free time in that city's famous Hagenbeck Zoo drawing animals. After serving in the army during World War I, he studied philology and natural science at the University of Hamburg. He then married Margret Rey and they moved to Montmartre for four years. The manuscript for the first Curious George books was one of the few items the Reys carried with them on their bicycles when they escaped from Paris in 1940. Eventually, they made their way to the United States, and Curious George was published in 1941. Curious George has been published in many languages, including French, German, Japanese, Afrikaans, and Norwegian. Additional Curious George books followed, as well as such other favorites as CECILY G. AND THE NINE MONKEYS and FIND THE CONSTELLATIONS.

Martha Weston was the author and illustrator of two charming picture books about Tuck, as well as the illustrator of Clarion's successful Owen Foote books by Stephanie Greene. Martha Weston died in 2003.

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A must-have for any Curious George fan!
Z Hayes
I bought this book to use as favors for my children's birthday party.
J. Intoppa
My 2 year old grandson loves this book!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By wBETHk on June 13, 2007
Format: Paperback
These were used as favors for my son's 5th birthday party. I added a little sticker inside to thank everyone for coming. It's a great story, a familiar and cuious monkey and it even includes some fun games in the back. Many parents thanked me for encouraging their kids to read and most of all for not giving junk and candy.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Z Hayes HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 2, 2007
Format: Paperback
The Curious George series of books is a wonderful addition to any youngster's library as the stories are brief, beautifully illustrated in vibrant colors, and the plot is simple and easy for young ones to understand. In this book, Curious George gets all excited over a birthday party, and wonders who its for? There are many fun parts as in when George decides to help frost the cake, and what he does with a mess in the kitchen.The activities at the end of the book is an added bonus. A must-have for any Curious George fan!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Intoppa on March 2, 2006
Format: Paperback
I bought this book to use as favors for my children's birthday party. The party was taking their cousins/friends to see the movie Curious George. It's a very cute book and Curious George's curiousity doesn't get him in too much trouble. It shows all the things that the man in the yellow hat does to prepare for a surprise party for George. It's great to see my children (3 and 5) enjoying book characters that I enjoyed as a child.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Betty Gonzalez on March 18, 2013
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My grandson and I love Curious george books. Because he was interested in my Kindle, I thought he might be able to practice his reading on the Kindle. Unfortunately the book does not view well
. If I enlarge the print, we can't see the picture. Very frustrating for him. If I Knew how I would return it and just buy the book.
As it is it is useless to us.
Sincerely B. Gonzalez
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Stephen D. Kirkish on April 20, 2011
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We own about 24 Curious George books, including the originals and a hard-cover box set by Vipah. Martha Weston does an admirable job with the artwork, capturing the flavor and style of the originals by H. A. Rey, with creative layouts and pretty full-page spreads. However, the story she was saddled with - just terrible. Start with an awkward scene jump as you turn to the second page that makes you think some pages are missing, to the bizarre introduction of the ice cream truck solely to establish that dogs like sweets, to the canine cleaning solution that makes no sense, to the man in the yellow hat claiming that he'd been looking for George when George had been in the house all day - arrgh! The clunky story flow lacks the clever rhythms of the originals and many of the finer newer tales, which are a joy to read for both adults and children. Three stars for the art, none for the writing.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Janet Boyer HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 20, 2006
Format: Paperback
At breakfast, The Man with the Yellow Hat tells George that he has a surprise planned and lots to do to get ready. "You can help me by staying out of trouble" says the man. George is happy to help, but you know how curious George can be...

George ends up finding noisemakers, ballons, hats, streamers, and games...he couldn't resist playing with them! He then "decorated" the living room (yikes!) and works his way into the kitchen--where he spots a chocolate cake that is cooling.

He had seen his friend make frosting before, and decides to "help" him by making frosting. Needless to say, he makes a major mess! So how does he clean up? He gets the neighborhood dogs to lick off the mess on the sink, counters, and floor. (Ewww!)

The Man is none the wiser as he comes in from outside. He was purchasing coconut ice cream from the ice cream man, you see.

There was a surprise all right...can you guess whose birthday it is?

A frolicking tale in the spirit of the Rey books, children will no doubt be delighted with the antics in Curious George and the Birthday Surprise.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Millie's_Mom on July 11, 2011
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I bought this book for my daughter's 2nd birthday party. It was monkey-themed, and I had the guests sign it as they came in. Great price for a great book!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Owen's mom on June 15, 2008
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This story follows the same story arch of all the others: Man with the yellow hat leaves George alone (will he never learn?), George inadvertently creates a disaster, and all works out in the end. My four year old loves Curious George and enjoyed a story with a birthday theme.
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